Kia Corp, South Korean Carmaker, To Suspend Its Local Plant Amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Published:Nov 26, 202316:02

Seoul, July 25: Kia Corp, South Korea's second-biggest carmaker, mentioned on Sunday that it'll droop one in all its eight home crops on Monday as dozens of staff on the manufacturing facility had been contaminated with Covid-19 in latest days.The No. 1 Sohari plant's suspension could also be prolonged relying on the results of coronavirus checks on its staff, an organization spokesman mentioned. Apple To Temporarily Shut Its US Stores As COVID-19 Preventative Measure: Report.

The Sohari plant in Gwangmyeong, simply south of Seoul, has an annual output capability of 320,000 items and primarily produces the Stinger sports activities automobile, the K9 flagship sedan and the Carnival minivan, studies Yonhap information company. In May, Kia halted the No. 2 Sohari plant that makes the Stonic subcompact SUV for 2 days because of semiconductor shortages.  Amazon Canada Division Ordered to Close Its Brampton Facility as COVID-19 Cases Rise Across the Country.

Kia has eight home crops in Korea and 7 abroad ones -- three in China and one every in the US, Slovakia, Mexico and India. Their total capability is 3.84 million items. Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia final week reported sturdy second-quarter earnings on a base impact and robust gross sales of their high-end SUVs.

In the primary six months, Hyundai and Kia, which collectively type the world's fifth-largest carmaker by gross sales, offered a mixed 3.47 million automobiles, up 25 p.c from 2.77 million items in the identical interval of final 12 months. They intention to promote a complete of seven.08 million autos this 12 months, 1.7 p.c decrease than the 7.2 million items they offered final 12 months.

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